Decent Work and the Informal Economy
AbstractThe ILO was founded for social justice, a mandate expressed today in terms of decent work as a global goal, for all who work, whether in formal or informal contexts. In June 2002, the delegates to the International Labour Conference from governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations adopted a resolution incorporating conclusions on decent work and the informal economy. The four components of decent work – opportunities for employment and income, respect for rights at work, social protection and stronger social dialogue – form the backbone of the ILO’s approach to the informal economy. These elements can also be seen through a development lens, and necessarily feature a strong gender dimension. [Discussion Paper No. 2005/04]
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employment; governance; ILO; indicators; informal sector; representation; rights; social protection;
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- Anker, Richard & Chernyshev, Igor & Egger, Philippe & Mehran, Farhad & Ritter, Joseph, 2002. "Measuring decent work with statistical indicators," ILO Working Papers 362262, International Labour Organization.
- Birchall, Johnston, 2001. "Organizing workers in the informal sector : a strategy for trade union: cooperative action," ILO Working Papers 349057, International Labour Organization.
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